@inproceedings { alves-oliveira15, abstract = {According to the United Nations World Population Prospects, the world’s population is aging. Older adults constitute a fragile part of society, as aging is always accompanied by major psychological and physical challenges. A way to cope with those challenges is to strive for a good Quality of Life (QoL) and contribute to successful aging. Social robots can play an important role in the promotion of QoL by integrating activities with independent-living older adults. Using a qualitative design through a focus group method, this paper aims to present the activities in which independent-living older adults, i.e., older adults that do not depend upon anyone to carry out their activities, require a robot. By understanding the activities where robots can positively influence and contribute to older adults’ QoL, we set specific goals for the future research in the field of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).}, booktitle = {International Conference on Social Robotics}, keywords = {Social Robotic Companions;}, organization = {Springer}, pages = {11-20}, publisher = {Springer}, title = {Social Robots for Older Adults: Framework of Activities for Aging in Place with Robots}, year = {2015}, author = {Patrícia Alves-Oliveira and Sofia Petisca and Filipa Correia and Nuno Maia and Ana Paiva} }